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Title: John Gallier, New York, To [Elizabeth Carlisle, Co Armagh?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGallier, John/11
SenderGallier, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
RecipientCarlisle, Elizabeth
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT.1790/4/8: No Publication Without Permission Of Miss D Quinn, Merriview, Quayhill, Ballycastle, Co Antrim. #TYPE EMG John Gallier, New York, To [Elizabeth Carlisle, Forkhill, Co. Armagh, Ireland]. 29 April 1867.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8810058
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log10:10:1988 GC created 15:08:1989 ET input 22:08:19
Word Count408
Transcript16 East 25th Street
New York April 29th 1867

My Dear Cousin
I have an opportunity of
sending a small parcel for you, by a friend who
has kindly offered to "Post" it, either at Liverpool
or Queenstown. It contains Photographs
of my nephew Jas. [James?] and his wife of New Orleans, and
their four little daughters - the eldest Leonee - 13 -
years old, the exact ages of the others I do not know
- and also the pictures of my daughter Mary's
three children of cincinati [Cincinnati?] - the young people
grow up very rapidly - Margaret intends to have her family taken
before long, when I hope to be able to send you some of them.
In this parcel you will find a sketch of the monument which we have
decided on for dear brother James - this simple & beautiful
design, is by his Son, and I think you will
agree with me in saying - that, as a work of Art
it does him great credit. his whole heart and
soul was in the endeavour to produce something
fiting [fitting?] as a testimonial of love and veneration
for the beloved memory of his dear Father
"something worthy of him" and to my mind
he has succeeded admirably. It is to be made
of the purest and best quality of Italian marble
and will be a little over twenty feet high.
I have thought of the following as an
inscription for the front top pannel [panel?]; perhaps
you can suggest something different that might
be thought better, and more appropriate.
This monument
is erected to the memory
James Gallier archt. [Architect?]
To be bold roman } of New Orleans
raised letters, this } "by his son"
nicely arranged and } As a Tribute to his Genius
handsomely cut } Integrity and Virtue
would I think } and his wife
do pretty well } Catherine Maria Robinson
of Barre Massachusetts
They were lost in the Steamer Evening Star
foundered at Sea
On the 3d day of October 1866

I hope your family are all well, - and that
my sister and nephew Wm [William?] are in good health; I
have been expecting a letter from him for some time
How does Mr Locke get on with Dr [Doctor?] Draper's
book. I would like to have his opinion of it
We are all pretty well at present
Margaret joins with me in love & kind
regards - to Mr Locke, yourself & the children
and I remain
My dear Elizabeth
Your Affectionate cousin
John Gallier